€35m La Liga transfer triangle that affects Arsenal, United and Liverpool

Ivan Rakitic

Ivan Rakitic, Alvaro Morata and Alberto Moreno are all wanted in the Premier League - but Real Madrid and Sevilla could mess it all up.

This morning has once again seen Arsenal linked with a move for Real Madrid second-string striker Alvaro Morata.

The Spanish under-21 international has reportedly been on the radar of Arsene Wenger for a number of months now - and a deal for his signature reportedly fell through in January.

Meanwhile at Sevilla the club have two players being courted by Premier League names - Alberto Moreno and Ivan Rakitic.

Moreno, a powerful left-back who only signed a new contract six months ago, is said to be attracting the interest of both Manchester United and Liverpool - as is Rakitic.

The Croatian has been one of the stars in La Liga this term - and that has been shown in the interest in his services.

As well as United and Liverpool, Chelsea are said to be keen while Atletico Madrid are also keen.

However the team that glues this triangle together is Real Madrid - and if they get their reported way none of these players will be Premier League bound.

It was reported yesterday that Real Madrid are struggling to agree with their rivals over a transfer fee for the pair - and are braced to throw in a sweetener to make things more cost effective.

That sweetener is Morata.

Sevilla apparently attempted to buy him last summer for a fee of €10 million and Madrid can therefore hope to knock that amount off any price for the coveted duo.

Rakitic has a release clause of €40 million while Moreno is said to be worth around €15 million.

Adding Morata to the deal makes it a €35 million swoop which Sevilla might just consider - with Morata coming in as well.

If this reported deal was to happen it would leave Arsenal, United, Liverpool and to some degree Chelsea missing out on transfer targets.

So nobody in England is hoping for that outcome.

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